236. Santa Clara, California USA

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Why

Santa Clara, the small town next to the large city of San Jose. See, you’ve perhaps been to San Jose, but never Santa Clara, right? It sits in the heart of Silicon Valley and actually has a few things to do that will surprise you. You should next time you are in the area.

 

Where

┬áSanta Clara is located in California between San Jose and Sunnyvale. it’s in the heart of Silicon Valley.

How To Get Here

By Train

Santa Clara is served by Amtrak and Caltrain.

Santa Clara, California USA - Caltrain Santa Clara Train Station

Santa Clara, California USA – Caltrain Santa Clara Train Station

By Plane

The nearest airport is Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Airlines serving Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) are:

Aeromexico (AM), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Alaska Airlines (AS), All Nippon Airlines (NH), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Frontier Airlines (F9), Hainan Airlines (HU), Hawaiian Airlines (HA), JetBlue Airways (B6), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Southwest Airlines (WN), United Airlines (UA) and Volaris (Y4).

Alternately, you may fly into San Francisco International Airport and take the train to Santa Clara.

Airlines serving San Francisco International Airport (SJC) are:

Aer Lingus (EI), Aeromexico (AM), Air Berlin (AB), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air New Zealand (NZ), Alaska Airlines (AS), All Nippon Airlines (NH), American Airlines (AA), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Avianca (AV), British Airways (BA), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Condor (DE), Copa Airlines (CM), Delta Air Lines (DL), EVA Airways (BR), Emirates (EK), Etihad Airways (EY), Fiji Airways (FJ), Finnair (AY), Frontier Airlines (F9), Hawaiian Airlines (HA), Japan Airlines (JL), JetBlue Airways (B6), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Qatar Airways (QR), SAS (SK), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Southwest Airlines (WN), Sun Country Airlines (SY), Swiss Airlines (LX), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Virgin America (VX), Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS), Volaris (Y4), WestJet (WS), Wow Air (WW) and XL Airways France (SE).

You may also fly into Oakland International Airport (OAK) and then take the train into Santa Clara.

Airlines serving Oakland International Airport (OAK) are:

Alaska Airlines (AS), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Boutique Air (4B), Delta Air Lines (DL), Hawaiian Airlines (HA), Iberia Airlines (IB), JetBlue Airways (B6), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), SATA International (S4), Southwest Airlines (WN), Spirit Airlines (NK) and Volaris (Y4)

By Bus

Greyhound and Megabus serve nearby San Jose and not Santa Clara.

By Ferry

No.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

 

Where To Stay

As this is Silicon Valley, you can find many hotels to choose from and almost all the main chains are represented.

Santa Clara, California USA - Caltrain Santa Clara Train Station

Santa Clara, California USA – Caltrain Santa Clara Train Station

==>> You can find a list of hotels in Santa Clara from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

Santa Clara has a host of restaurants to choose from. Including an In-N-Out Burger which you should check out.

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

So what do you do in Silicon Valley? Well, you can gawk at the headquarters of a few of the tech companies. There’s also the Intel Museum and if you are into theme parks there’s California’s Great America. And you can go shopping. Here is a list of things to do from the folks at Visit Santa Clara.

Santa Clara, California USA - Shoe Pavilion

Santa Clara, California USA – Shoe Pavilion

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

 

Additional Information

Language: English

Currency: USD

USA Tourism Information

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